|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
A character home in the medieval village of Caunes Minervois, nestled at the foot of the Montagne Noire, in the heart of the Languedoc wine-growing region, Cathar country and Tour de France territory.
The house, built over centuries but stripped back to the medieval walls, has a secluded outside courtyard, views of the Romanesque abbey, and the Pyrenees. It sleeps 6, has 2 bathrooms, living, dining, kitchen, all newly upgraded, and a lovely library/2nd lounge on the top floor.
The historic medieval village, at the edge of the Montagne Noire National Park, is a fabulous base from which to explore Cathar castles, cycle Tour de France stages, visit the ancient cities of Carcassonne, Narbonne, Beziers, walk, indulge in fresh village food, markets, and the wines of the Languedoc- Roussillon region. The beach is just 45 minutes away.
I am an architect and author. My husband is also an architect and a photographer. This house was either serendipity or insanity. It's been a 6 year journey. Caunes Minervois gets into your soul.
I love animals, mad about dogs, can be an animal rights and ethical-food dictator if left to my own devices. My son has been a vegetarian since the day he was old enough to spit meat out. My daughter is a committed carnivore. My husband Justin likes peculiar mid seventies music and restores even older peculiar bicycles .
The Owner purchased this house in 2010
I just knew it as soon as we walked in. We're architects. That means sucker-for-punishment in all languages. This is the third house we've taken apart and refurbished extensively. It's the only one we were clever enough not to live in while we did it.
It's in the heart of the medieval village and in the heart of the country.
This tastefully remodeled home is quite spacious, with a full "suite" on the top level (with bedroom, bathroom and sitting area) and two, large bedrooms on the middle floor. It has a good kitchen for cooking and a private courtyard for dining (and safe-keeping of race bikes for the cyclists). The bakery is walking distance for fresh croissants and bread. The village abbey is around the corner and worth a visit. There is good cycling, nice walking routes and interesting places to visit in the area. I would definitely recommend this to friends as a nice place to stay.
We have spent a week in this house in August with our two small children and it was fantastic. The house is beautiful inside and very tastefully decorated. The furniture and appliances are of exceptional quality. In particular, we loved the layout, the kitchen and the spaciousness of the 3 rooms. The village is quiet and friendly neighbors; the town is well connected by road. The attention and willingness of the owner (Elizabeth) made us feel very comfortable. All very clean. I recomend it. We have no doubt that if next year we return to southern France we will call the owner to rent it. I recommend visiting near the village church of Notre Damme du Cros.
Our home is 20 minutes from Carcassonne, in the heart of Languedoc- Rousillon - the biggest contiguous planting of grapes on the planet. It is also in the heart of Cathar country, with over 25 spectacular Cathar castles to visit.
As the village nestles at the foot of La Montaigne Noire national park, it provides easy access to a network of spectacular cycling roads, in pristine condition through the mountains from village to village.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£260|
Electricity is read on arrival and leaving, approximately10 euro a day. Note peak hour charges are higher (7am to 9pm). Will be higher in Winter. Payable in cash to the hostess. Cleaning fee and security fee payable with 2nd installment before arrival.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.